Nanome VR app adds Cryo-EM to accelerate medical breakthroughs

Nanome VR app adds Cryo-EM to accelerate medical breakthroughs

Nanome AI announced a CryoEM plugin for its VR app to visualize biological samples captured with an electron microscope, accelerating medical breakthroughs via molecular design.

In a sea of VR games, Nanome AI stands out as one of the best examples of using the power of virtual reality productively. The company's Nanome VR app allows researchers to explore the mysteries of molecules at the nanometer scale. This technology has many uses, but medical research is among the most important.

Nanome also helps students learn, and the latest updates will make that even easier. Holographic recording is now possible to allow students to view pre-recorded material as well as real-time interaction.

Nanome Cryo-EM and more

Using VR for visualization is helpful, but Nanome goes even further, allowing compounds to be modified in real-time as if working with physical models with your hands. You can see real-time collaboration via two Quest Pro headsets and computer user in the image above.

Nanome could already connect to several databases and can now access cryogenic electron microscopy as well. This critical update allows the study of large molecules and complex biological processes that are inaccessible from X-ray scans.

When real-time collaboration isn't possible due to different time zones, Nanome AI's recent addition of spatial recording allows researchers to record their work and share it with others.

The new deep-linking function provides a way to bring web apps, custom databases, and documents into the 3D environment, enriching resources and keeping the workflow seamless.


Nanome has years of refinement

You might never have heard of Nanome, but the company was founded in 2015, refining its collaborative VR system for many years. Nanome's VR app is actively used by various notable research labs, including Novartis, Oak Ridge National Labs, Nimbus Therapeutics, LifeArc, Roivant, Insilico Medicine, UC San Diego, and Genentech.

Up to 20 users can work together wearing headsets or via a computer. 3D visualizations can be done on a flat screen, but the ease of manipulating molecules, moving around, and even through them to better understand their structures.

A free tier with basic editing features provides access to structures from the RCSB Protein Data Bank. An academic or research subscription is required for the complete set of features and to access the PubChem and DrugBank databases.

If you want to try out Nanome, the app is available for several standalone headsets. You can find it in the app store for Meta's Quest 2 and Quest Pro, HTC's Vive Focus 3, as well as the Pico 4 and Neo 3. Nanome also supports PC VR headsets and can be found on Steam.

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